Dhaka-Istanbul flight from this month-end

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Air link between Bangladesh capital Dhaka and largest Turkish city Istanbul will be established in the last week of this month.

“Initially the Turkish Airlines will operate Dhaka-Istanbul flights four days a week from this month,” Civil Aviation and Tourism secretary shafique Alam Mehdi said yesterday.

The flight operations between Bangladesh and Turkey was finalised as a memorandum of understanding was signed between civil aviation authorities of Bangladesh and Turkish government at a bilateral meeting, held in Turkish capital Ankara on November 24.

Europe especially London-bound passengers can travel in a very competitive airfare taking Istanbul as a transit, he said.

“The flights via Istanbul route to London will reduce the air fare and also reduce the airtime journey of the country’s passengers,” he said.

via Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper – SriLanka/Bangladesh.

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